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Cutting Your Central Heating Costs Fast

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Top Tips For Cutting Your Central Heating Costs Fast
Central heating is a luxury which many homeowners take for granted, yet, the cost of running it can be astronomical. According to the American Coalition for Clean Coal Electricity, the average household will spend between 5 and 22% of their post-tax income on energy costs. This is a significant figure which many can’t afford, or simply don’t want to spend on heating their homes. Therefore, when you’re moving up the property ladder or buying your first home in Cornelius, here’s how to cut your central heating bill.

Regularly service & maintain your furnace
You’ll likely be one of the many Cornelius, NC Real Estate households heating and cooling your home via a central furnace. With this type of heating, it’s essential that your furnace is kept in excellent condition to ensure optimum performance. A furnace consists of lots of intricate parts which need to be handled with care, therefore, it’s recommended you get a professional HVAC contractor to inspect and tune-up your furnace to help you in  cutting your central heating costs fast. Most maintenance companies recommend an annual service, so make sure you pop a reminder to book an appointment onto your calendar each year to prevent your central heating costs from being negatively impacted. In between services, a gentle dusting should suffice to keep everything in good working order.

Only heat required rooms
Residents in North Carolina can expect to spend, on average, $272 a month on their energy bills, so, the last thing you want to do is shell out any more than you really have to. When you put your heating on, make sure that it’s only set to heat up the room or rooms in your property which are being used. Doing this can save you hundreds in the long run, it prevents heat being wasted and it’s much better for the environment too. To further save cash and cutting your central heating costs, switch off your heating when you’re not home and consider turning it off or down when you’re heading to bed.

Make home improvements
When you purchase a Cornelius, NC Single Family Home for Sale, make sure you find out from The Martin Real Estate Team, the type of heating system in place. Once you’ve got the keys to your new property, you’ll likely want to put your own stamp on your new place, however, don’t forget to keep some funds aside to improve the energy efficiency of your home. Insulation is a great way of trapping heat in your home when it’s most needed and will help to cool it down during the balmy summer months. It’s also worth fitting seal leaks to air ducts to prevent heat from escaping. Holes in walls from television cables and similar will also allow cold air in and heat out, so it’s worth filling these in or reducing the size of them.

Running central heating can be costly, therefore, homeowners in Cornelius, North Carolina should take steps to lower their bills and their usage. This is easily achieved with regular maintenance, choosing to heat just the rooms in your home which are in use and by making smart home improvements. By following these steps, it won’t be long before your heating bill significantly reduces.

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Cornelius Homes for Sale

Cornelius homes

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18201 Town Harbour Road -- 5 BR, 5.3 BA
Price: $5,475,000 (8834 sqft)
Subdivision: The Peninsula
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Meredyth Holdenrid | MLS # 4023838 | Active
21112 Rio Oro Drive -- 2 BR, 3 BA
Price: $998,700 (2476 sqft)
Subdivision: Bahia Bay
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John Torres | MLS # 3938146 | Active
18019 Harbor Light Boulevard -- 6 BR, 7.4 BA
Price: $16,000,000 (15048 sqft)
Subdivision: The Peninsula
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Premier Sotheby's | MLS # 3895525 | Active
17240 Connor Quay Court -- 6 BR, 6.3 BA
Price: $8,400,000 (12042 sqft)
Subdivision: Connor Quay
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RE/MAX EXECUTIVE | MLS # 4002734 | Active
18000 Whispering Oaks Drive -- 5 BR, 5.4 BA
Price: $7,500,000 (7308 sqft)
Subdivision: Point Largo
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Nestlewood Realty, LLC | MLS # 4002519 | Active
20927 Bethelwood Lane -- 5 BR, 5.2 BA
Price: $7,000,000 (5781 sqft)
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Premier Sotheby's | MLS # 4032491 | Active
17815 Largo Place -- 5 BR, 5.2 BA
Price: $5,750,000 (6225 sqft)
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Fathom Realty | MLS # 4005759 | Active
20432 Staghorn Court -- 4 BR, 3.1 BA
Price: $4,250,000 (5330 sqft)
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Premier Sotheby's | MLS # 4018265 | Active
18212 Pompano Place -- 4 BR, 5.2 BA
Price: $3,850,000 (4214 sqft)
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Ivester Jackson | MLS # 4030222 | Active
18612 Balmore Pines Lane -- 4 BR, 4 BA
Price: $3,100,000 (4681 sqft)
Subdivision: The Peninsula
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Select Premium | MLS # 4025825 | Active
20316 Havenview Drive -- 5 BR, 5.1 BA
Price: $3,099,000 (5321 sqft)
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Carlyle Properties | MLS # 3902397 | Active
19241 Hidden Cove Lane -- 6 BR, 5.1 BA
Price: $3,099,000 (5666 sqft)
Subdivision: The Peninsula
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Yates Realty Inc | MLS # 4016213 | Active
20020 Schooner Drive -- 8 BR, 7 BA
Price: $2,999,000 (4598 sqft)
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Candor & Co Realty Inc | MLS # 4037121 | Active
17813 Spinnakers Reach Drive -- 5 BR, 4.1 BA
Price: $2,799,900 (6154 sqft)
Subdivision: The Peninsula
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Keller Williams Lake | MLS # 3920498 | Active
21200 Blakely Shores Drive -- 7 BR, 5.1 BA
Price: $2,500,000 (6495 sqft)
Subdivision: Waterford Point
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Premier Sotheby's | MLS # 4035474 | Active
20509 Island Forest Drive -- 4 BR, 3.1 BA
Price: $2,390,000 (3267 sqft)
Subdivision: Island Forest
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First Priority Realty | MLS # 4033942 | Active
18726 John Connor Road -- 5 BR, 5.2 BA
Price: $2,390,000 (6990 sqft)
Subdivision: The Peninsula
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Ivester Jackson | MLS # 4037016 | Active
21206 Captiva Court -- 5 BR, 3.1 BA
Price: $2,359,000 (4078 sqft)
Subdivision: Norman Shores
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Costello Real Estate | MLS # 4025509 | Active
20361 Enclave Oaks Court -- 4 BR, 3.1 BA
Price: $2,195,000 (4519 sqft)
Subdivision: Enclave
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Ivester Jackson | MLS # 4015660 | Active
18506 Doves Crest Road -- 6 BR, 4.1 BA
Price: $1,999,900 (5692 sqft)
Subdivision: Beverly
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LKNHomes.com Inc | MLS # 4019754 | Active

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Cornelius Townhomes and Condos for Sale

Cornelius condos

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18405 Harborside Drive -- 4 BR, 3.1 BA
Price: $879,000 (2446 sqft)
Complex: Harborside Townhomes
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Hendrix Properties | MLS # 4012685 | Active
18015 Kings Point Drive -- 3 BR, 3 BA
Price: $850,000 (1999 sqft)
Subdivision: Baybridge
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Allen Tate Lake Norman | MLS # 4033304 | Active
9033 Charles Francis Lane -- 3 BR, 3.1 BA
Price: $618,049 (2654 sqft)
Complex: The Retreat At West Catawba
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David Weekley Homes | MLS # 4022834 | Active
9021 Charles Francis Lane -- 3 BR, 3.1 BA
Price: $617,065 (2650 sqft)
Complex: The Retreat At West Catawba
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David Weekley Homes | MLS # 4029728 | Active
19315 S Hill Street -- 6 BR, 4.2 BA
Price: $600,000 (3032 sqft)
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Pilot Realty & | MLS # 3928683 | Active
10428 Audubon Ridge Drive -- 3 BR, 2.1 BA
Price: $573,050 (2267 sqft)
Subdivision: Washam Potts Townhomes
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Keller Williams South | MLS # 4025723 | Active
10416 Audubon Ridge Drive -- 4 BR, 3 BA
Price: $569,900 (2359 sqft)
Complex: Washam Potts Townhomes
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Keller Williams South | MLS # 4009394 | Active
21338 Old Canal Street -- 3 BR, 2.1 BA
Price: $549,900 (2139 sqft)
Subdivision: Antiquity
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Keller Williams Lake | MLS # 4034710 | Active
10432 Audubon Ridge Drive -- 3 BR, 2.1 BA
Price: $535,300 (2267 sqft)
Subdivision: Washam Potts Townhomes
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Keller Williams South | MLS # 4025776 | Active
18709 Nautical Drive -- 2 BR, 2 BA
Price: $499,000 (1063 sqft)
Subdivision: Admirals Quarters
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Helen Adams Realty | MLS # 4020003 | Active
10504 Audubon Ridge Drive -- 3 BR, 2.1 BA
Price: $494,900 (2267 sqft)
Subdivision: Washam Potts Townhomes
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Keller Williams South | MLS # 4028304 | Active
19241 Lake Norman Cove Drive -- 3 BR, 2.1 BA
Price: $433,000 (2339 sqft)
Complex: Lake Norman Cove at Jetton
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Opendoor Brokerage LLC | MLS # 3940277 | Active
18824 Nautical Drive -- 2 BR, 2 BA
Price: $399,000 (1069 sqft)
Subdivision: Admirals Quarters
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Keller Williams | MLS # 4037086 | Active
7607 Woods Lane -- 3 BR, 2 BA
Price: $350,000 (1299 sqft)
Subdivision: Wood Duck Cove
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Coldwell Banker Realty | MLS # 4019756 | Active
19905 Henderson Road -- 2 BR, 2 BA
Price: $349,999 (1012 sqft)
Complex: Windward
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EXP Realty LLC | MLS # 4028161 | Active
18817 Nautical Drive -- 3 BR, 2 BA
Price: $323,900 (1133 sqft)
Subdivision: Admirals Quarters
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Northstar Real | MLS # 4017180 | Active
18809 Nautical Drive -- 2 BR, 2 BA
Price: $319,900 (1038 sqft)
Subdivision: Admirals Quarters
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Ivester Jackson | MLS # 4005944 | Active
10125 Westmoreland Road -- 2 BR, 2 BA
Price: $317,500 (1146 sqft)
Subdivision: Oakhurst
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Victory Real Estate | MLS # 4023572 | Active
18801 Nautical Drive -- 2 BR, 2 BA
Price: $300,000 (1089 sqft)
Subdivision: Admirals Quarters
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C-A-RE Realty | MLS # 4006870 | Active
17217 Doe Valley Court -- 2 BR, 2 BA
Price: $298,500 (1458 sqft)
Complex: Alexander Chase
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Keller Williams South | MLS # 4037206 | Active

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